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The number of people waiting for hospital treatment in England has hit a record high of 5.7 million, as the NHS struggles to clear the growing backlog of care worsened by the pandemic, my colleague Andrew Gregory reports.

Whitty says the winter is going to be “exceptionally difficult” for the NHS.

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